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i learned this technique a few years ago at a workshop, and have used it for jules's 'mug rugs' swap going on at the moment.
have a go!! it's very fun & easy and you can really let your creative juices flow with this one!!
first, start with a block size of your choice, mine is 7.5" (completed size at end of technique, 5.5")
find the centre and place a pin on all 4 sides. then place a pin to the right of each centre pin at a distance of your choice. (the bigger the distance, the larger the centre square will be. i chose 2 inches distance.
next, take the centre over to the right to meet the pin on the right. you will create a fold in the material. secure the fold with a pin.
repeat this on all 4 sides, making sure the folds all lay in the same direction.
you will create a dome of material in the centre, this is fine, as you will now go on to creating your centre square next...
start smoothing your finger from the pin up towards the centre. do this on all 4 sides...
you can then place your palm on the square to flatten it...
now measure & cut a piece of contrast fabric to place in the centre of your square, secure with pins.
turn over the edge of the square onto the fabric and sew down with small stitches. be careful not to g through all of the layers. you will be able to place your finger underneath the square when sewing down the edges. do this if it helps.
once you have finished your centre square, you can them start to sew down your flaps, using embroidery stitches make a lovely effect, try using different coloured threads. maybe place folded ribbon under the flaps before stitching. have fun with it. you can use lots of embellishments to finish of your squares.
here are some of the squares i have made with this technique they can make a really lovely wall hanging!!
with this one i folded back the flap slightly to create another angle...
with this one i made the centre piece of fabric BIGGER than the centre square, then scrunched it and stab stitched it all over to secure. this gave it a nice rushed up look...
this one again i folded back the flaps in a different direction.
this one was a happy accident (i think it was the first block i made at the workshop) i messed up with block size and ended up with a tiny block!! i made another 3 after to made on bigger block.
i hope this has given you some ideas, have fun and thanks for looking :c)
love jacquie xxxxxx
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